The Minnesota Vikings made the hard decisions required by the 3 p.m. Central Saturday deadline, cutting their roster from 75 players before the final preseason game down to 53 players, with 22 players released, another placed on the reserve/suspended and making a trade.
They tradeed for offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles, working the trade with the San Diego Chargers for a 2016 sixth-round draft pick. He played in two games for the Chargers last year.
Here are the cuts made, made official late Saturday afternoon:
- None cut
- None cut
The Vikings also placed CB Jabari Price on the reserve/suspended, as was announced before the start of training camp. Additional cuts are likely as the team scours the waiver wire for upgrades.
RELATED: 53-MAN ROSTER PROJECTION
They can begin forming their eight-man practice squad at noon Central on Sunday.
KEY DATES AND TIMES
Sept. 5: Prior to 3 p.m. CT, clubs must reduce rosters to a maximum of 53 players on the active/inactive list.
Sept. 5: Simultaneously with the cut-down to 53, clubs that have players in the categories of active/physically unable to perform or active/non-football injury or illness must select one of the following options: place player on reserve/physically unable to perform or reserve/non-football injury or illness, whichever is applicable; request waivers; terminate contract; trade contract; or continue to count the player on the active list.
Sept. 6: Claiming period for players placed on waivers at the final roster reduction will expire at 11 a.m. CT.
Sept. 6: Upon receipt of the Personnel Notice at approximately noon CT, clubs may establish a practice squad of 10 players. No club, including the player’s prior club, will be permitted to sign a player to a practice player contract until all clubs have received simultaneous notification via the above Personnel Notice that such player’s prior NFL player contract has been terminated via the waiver system.
Sept. 6: After 3 p.m. CT, a club is permitted to place a player on reserve/injured as “Designated for Return.”